Markets in everything

by on August 5, 2006 at 1:25 am in Current Affairs | Permalink

Betting on Castro’s death.

EclectEcon August 5, 2006 at 8:18 pm

What are the odds (pun intended) that someone might place a big bet and then assassinate him? Is there a potential moral hazard problem here?

Currence August 6, 2006 at 7:44 am

A moral problem with assassinating Castro? Wait… a problem? Like, as in, “something is not right here” problem? Hmm…

US August 6, 2006 at 1:29 pm

To add another point to EclectEcon’s remark: What about asymmetric information?
Who says he isn’t dead already? Peggy Noonan is in doubt about this:
http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/pnoonan/?id=110008741

catnoir August 8, 2006 at 4:09 pm

What if the leader was Dick Cheney or Ariel Sharon? Why don’t we see markets on their deaths? Are markets in some
individuals’ deaths politically correct while others are not? Who decides?

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